Car restoration specialist and certified SodaBlaster, Scott Morley of New Jersey, has a passion for old cars. Starting back in 1989 with his first car, a 1967 Dodge Coronet, Morley has loved stripping a car down to bare metal then completely restoring it back to life. In fact, his love of stripping cars is what introduced him to SodaBlasting as it takes a fraction of the time with no need for harsh chemicals or strippers.
With SodaBlast System’s multi-media blast capability and retrofit kit, users can remove paint and undercoating, shine chrome and more. As pictured here, this 1972 Plymouth RoadRunner got a makeover starting with a complete strip to the metal blasting. It starts at the top. Morley begins blasting on the roof. There is no need for masking of glass or trim, according to SodaBlast Systems. Unlike sand, there is no heat involved as the granule explodes on contact and takes paint off instantly, the company says, and for stubborn, multi-layer spots, an area can be worked on for five minutes with no warping.
Using up and down strokes and adjusting for paint thickness, Morley’s team methodically worked down the sides of the car. They did use sand to blast the floor of the car, and even the electrical firewall can be blasted on and around without harm. SodaBlasting degreases and eliminates grime under the hood, the company says. As shown at the photo at left, paint and coatings were completely removed safely with SodaBlasting. From interior to exterior, the job was completed in less than eight hours. Pricing for a head-to-toe stripping like this averages somewhere typically between $900 and $1,200.
Blasting is the fastest and greenest way to remove all traces of damage, odor, as well as paint or coatings, SodaBlast Systems says, and a new retrofit kit opens new possibilities.
Just recently featured in Muscle Car magazine with a restoration, Morley SodaBlasters of New Jersey can be found at www.morleysodablasting.com.